|BLOCKS by SIZE||6" Quilt Blocks|
Many quiltmakers like to make six inch quilt blocks in order to use a greater variety of blocks in a sampler style quilt. Another reason might be to test out the look of a block in a smaller size in order to save on the fabrics (just in case the block looks very different than in your imagination).
Whatever your reason for creating six inch blocks, the pieces are all just smaller versions of larger sized quilt blocks -- such as the most popular size, the 12" quilt block. This is what makes quiltmaking so exciting -- you are the designer and get to choose all the components.
Chisholm Trail Variation
Free Quilt Block Pattern
This four patch quilt block is a slight variation of the Chisholm Trail quilt block. By a simple different arrangement of the light, dark and medium values of the fabrics it appears to be a totally different block. The block features simple patchwork, using only squares and half square triangles.
The sample quilt layouts show two very different quilts. One quilt uses a side by side block setting, while the second quilt sets the quilt blocks on point. Both quilts use sashing to separate the blocks, with very different results.
See also: Chisholm Trail